Shinshinim Visiting Montreal
We are thrilled to welcome two Shinshinim to our community.
Our Israeli Shinshim Nir Bitan and Vered Negash Under the auspices of Federation CJA’s Israel Engagement Initiative, we are thrilled to have two Shinshinim with us every week in Torah School. Nir and Vered have completed High School in Israel, and are in Montreal for the year on a “gap year” program before they enter the Israeli army. They facilitate and teach Israel-related programs and classes at Temple and at other Jewish institutions in the city. The Shinshinim program offers our community a wonderful opportunity to get to know some Israelis in a close and personal way.
Meet Yuval Ben Shetrit
Born in Beer Sheva and raised on the Hatzerim air base, Yuval studied at the Sde-Boker environmental high school where she majored in Radio Communications and was part of the high school environmental studies program.
Yuval was a counselor at the Tzofim (Israeli scouts). During the summer, Yuval volunteered with special needs children. When she has free time, Yuval likes to sing and play her guitar, travel with her friends and family and dive in the sea.
Yuval is the oldest of 4 siblings. Her mom, Ronit, works as a project manager at the Negev Development Project, and her father works at the Hatzerim air base.Vered was born and raised in Beersheva. She likes hiking in the desert. She also loves to cook, and is teaching ourcooking elective called “Taste the Culture.” She really enjoys coming to Temple and says: “At Temple, I have experienced a lot of love and acceptance, and a very different way to live a Jewish life than I was exposed to before.”
Meet Tom Termechi
Born and raised in Gvaot Bar, a small community near Beer Sheva, Tom studied on Kibbutz Shoval at “Mevo’ot HaNegev” agricultural high school where he majored in communications and was part of the volleyball team.
Tom was the manager of the culture committee at the youth center in his community, and he was the editor of the local youth newspaper. When he has free time, Tom likes to play his saxophone, write, read, draw and eat.
Tom has 2 younger siblings; his mom works at the HR department at TEVA and his father works at the Negev Bedouin authority.